Arabic Taking Stock of What’s Familiar

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Arabic Taking Stock of What’s Familiar
If English is your primary language, part of grasping a new lougha (loo-rah;
language) is creating connections between the kalimaat (kah-lee-maht; words)
of the lougha, in this case Arabic, and English. You may be surprised to hear
that quite a few English words trace their origins to Arabic. For example, did
you know that “magazine,” “candy,” and “coffee” are actually Arabic words?
Table 1-1 lists some familiar English words with Arabic origins.